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Wednesday, 23 November 2016
Moorfields Eye Hospital

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has received a major five-year funding award for clinical research from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), recognising the world-leading excellence of our clinical research.

NIHR Moorfields Clinical Research Facility (CRF) has been awarded £5.3m over five years, starting on 1 April 2017.  
This announcement follows an application to the Department of Health earlier this summer, which was assessed by an international selection panel.

Professor Sir Peng Tee Khaw, director of research and development at Moorfields Eye Hospital and director of the NIHR Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) said, “We are delighted to once again have been awarded NIHR Clinical Research Facility funding. This substantial investment in eye research will enable us to continue to fast track innovative research for the benefit of our patients and people with sight loss around the world. With sight loss predicted to double by the year 2050, this vital funding for eye research has never been more important. This award recognises our world-leading excellence in the translation of groundbreaking experimental medicine research into sight-saving treatments.”

David Probert, chief executive of Moorfields Eye Hospital said: “This award is recognition of the world-class research we deliver at Moorfields in partnership with the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. It will make a tremendous difference to our research programme and will ensure that we can continue to deliver the best possible treatment and care to our patients. I would like to congratulate our staff on achieving this award.”
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